BA Hons. Psychology (Wits);
MA Clinical Psychology (Wits)
HPCSA No.: PS 0132055
Practice No.: PR 0683086
I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). I completed my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
I work collaboratively with clients with the goal of assisting them to gain a better understanding of their difficulties and concerns. The aim of the work is to assist clients to identify patterns within their personality and how this interacts with their environment and how this may be contributing to their current state of being. The work we do together is fundamentally geared towards reaching a deeper level of self-understanding and self-acceptance. Underpinning the services I provide is a sensitivity to my clients' particular needs and I strive to uphold a professional, non-judgmental, safe environment where they can feel heard and understood. In line with this goal, I offer sessions in either English, SePedi, SeSotho, SeTswana or isiZulu.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults in public health and community settings such as the Emthonjeni Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand, Helen Joseph Hospital, the Child, Adolescent and Family Unit (CAFU) in Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, and Tambo Memorial Hospital. Working within these settings has provided me with firm grounding in culturally and contextually appropriate psychotherapeutic practice, assessment and diagnosis, multidisciplinary and peer consultation and the ethics of good practice for client and patient care.
Further experiences to date comprises of guesting on SABC Education platforms such as Raising Babies 101, Nyan’ Nyan’, offering input on mental health matters on local radio stations, and providing counselling for National Lottery winners.
My areas of interest are as follows:
Trauma and PTSD
Emotional regulation difficulties
Behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents
Gender, Sexuality, Identity
Feeling stuck and/or empty
Significant life changes